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It promises an interesting mix of participants to learn from and engage with on the most pressing human rights challenges facing Europe. They hail from major international, European and national human rights organisations, EU Institutions and Agencies, national authorities and parliaments, local authorities, legal practitioners, the business, sporting and arts worlds, not to mention civil society and rights-holders themselves.

The FRA Director will open the Forum, followed by a message from the event’s Patron, Alexander Van der Bellen, the Austrian President and a keynote speech from the EU’s Justice Commissioner, Věra Jourová. A high-level panel debate with speakers from the UN, Council of Europe and European Parliament will then set the scene for the rest of the event.

The newsroom will continue to bring you stories from around the event. For more information consult the programme, follow the plenary live stream, or the debate online using #RightsForum18.